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White-marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lymantriidae
Genus: Orgyia
Species: leucostigma

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
2 negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Webster, Florida
Georgetown, Kentucky
Beltsville, Maryland
Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
North Laurel, Maryland
Belleville, Michigan
Marietta, Mississippi
Glouster, Ohio
Kratzerville, Pennsylvania
Beaumont, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative DiOhio On Feb 3, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Larva feeds on over 140 known hosts, including alder, apple, balsam, fir, birches, larch and sumac.

>>>>It's sometimes a pest on Christmas tree plantations northward.

Negative vossner On May 13, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Found it munching on my young apple tree.

Positive ViburnumValley On Jul 17, 2010, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b) wrote:

Found it dining on my Weeping Larch, but also found it being parasitized by beneficial wasps.

Let the cycle continue...

Timer: 36.3 jiffies (0.36297297477722).


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